Bob Melvin

Bob Melvin

Bob Melvin’s practice includes environmental compliance and litigation and related land use, corporate, and real estate work. His clients include commercial and industrial businesses as well as municipalities and individuals.

Mr. Melvin counsels clients in local, state, and federal permit and siting proceedings; compliance strategies; enforcement matters; transactions, including site and project due diligence, scoping, and sequencing; and litigation. His experience both as an environmental attorney and formerly as an environmental engineer helps him appreciate the mix of legal and technical issues affecting his clients’ matters. Read his full bio on

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Feds Finalize Prohibitions Against Threatened Bat Species – Disputes Continue

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) issued a final rule under Section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), taking effect February 16, 2016 and imposing measures intended to protect the northern long-eared bat (NLE bat) under its status as a “threatened species.”  Four environmental groups announced their intention to challenge the rule for … Continue Reading